This week's episode is our shortest yet, as connection problems plagued our recording, and this week's offering of films was fairly minimal. Can negative preconceptions about Thomas Hardy and Thomas Vinterberg respectively, in period romance "Far From the Madding Crowd." Elsewhere, we both caught geriatric romance "Elsa + Fred," starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer, while Cal was in the queue for social media horror "Unfriended," which gets us talking about the value of gimmicks. Plus: a series of listener questions leads to an inquisition into last week's Pootsition and the advent of a new segment, there are digressions about the strength of 1964's Best Actress and 2004's Best Actor fields, and Pete launches an unexpectedly vicious assault on the work of Julian Jarrold.
Listener Questions [Ibbi]
[3:50 - 13:19]
Red Light District: Revealing the non-new films we've been catching up with in the past month, featuring discussion of "Dead Ringer," "Middle of the Night," The Pirate," and "Up"
[13:20 - 19:08]
Elsa + Fred 22:45 - 31:52 Unfriended 31:53 - 37:40 Far From the Madding Crowd 37:41 - 47:32
Shag, Marry or Kill? The Pootsition The Garrett Gauge
Outro Music: Disclosure feat. Mary J. Blige, "F For You"